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In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, parliamentarians made their return to school on Tuesday, September 15. The opportunity for the President of the Senate to denounce the “tribalist” discourse which is gaining ground in the country.
With our correspondent in Kinshasa, Commander Muzembe Commander.
The September session of the Congolese parliament began on Tuesday, September 15, with in particular the return of former president Joseph Kabila. It will mainly be devoted to the 2021 budget, but also to possible electoral reforms and other subjects of tension within the Cach-FCC (Common Front for Congo) coalition in power.
The atmosphere was almost identical in the National Assembly as in the Senate during the opening speeches of the presidents of the two assemblies. As Jeanine Mabunda in front of the deputies, the president of the Senate, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, denounced the speech ” tribaliste Which, according to him, is gaining ground in the country, in particular via social networks.
« In our society, tribalism invades social networks, as well as practices in administration, state institutions and the city. Under no circumstances can a nation, a state and a democracy be built on this basis. As senator representing all trends in our territories, we must include in our actions the awareness of the fight against this phenomenon and without dismissing our multiple identities, privilege our participation in the common destiny of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. », He declared in front of the senators.